A dialogue is a special conversation between two or more people or groups directed toward the deep exploration of a significant topic or insightful resolution of a thorny problem.
Creating an effective dialogue involves being able to design in the medium of language. Our work in this domain is guided by rigorous grounding in a number of advanced disciplines including the biology of cognition, discursive psychology, and second-order cybernetics.
Dialogue differs markedly from a friendly chat or a heated discussion where people debate each other and try to score points in order to reach a decisive conclusion.
It requires the masterful creation of a certain positive mood of interaction and exploration where participants suspend their assumptions for examination, revision and even complete replacement.
A great dialogue is always eye-opening, deeply rewarding and energizing. It opens possibilities and pathways that previously never occurred to you or your team.
Wherever you reach an impasse in creating your results, there is a special conversation missing in your leadership repertoire. Or, perhaps, a conversation that needs to disappear.
We design and facilitate dialogue sessions across a variety of vital business and organizational concerns: